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Born: March 17, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Profession: Cast ...


Lowe is deaf in his right ear.

Lowe on his infamous Academy Awards performance: "Look, the academy asked me to take that role, so I was a good soldier and did it. You can't be your own manager and agent and soothsayer -- you have to take risks. And on that one I got shot in the foot." --quoted in The New York Times, January 20, 1992.

On his youthful reputation as a "party animal", Lowe to Us (May 1994): "I drank too much. I had no sense of what should be private and what should be public. And I was very unfocused and not even aware of how the onrush of really being a MAN--as opposed to a young man--was scaring me."

"I think people have never really known how to use me well. That's the problem now and it's been the problem ever since I first started working. There have been roles that I would have killed for, but I couldn't get them because people have this preconceived notion about me" --Lowe quoted in Movieline, June 1997.

"There's a reason why Harrison Ford became a star in his mid-30's, why Kevin Costner was cut out of "The Big Chill" and became a movie star later. Men come into their power as they get older and act from their power. I'm coming into that time in my life, and I think that is reading onscreen." --quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 12, 1999.

Lowe on the secret of his comeback success: "All my life I was working on my career -- from the time I was 15 until my mid-twenties -- and I woke up at 25 and went 'I got a career and I have no life'. So what I did was I worked on me. [My wife and I] built ourselves a big home in Santa Barbara. And that's really what I did, and frankly, that's why I'm having this happen to me today. Because I'm now a balanced guy. Whereas before, it was just "What movie am I doing next?" --quoted in Time Out New York, September 16-23, 1999.

"He's terrific in the show. I don't think he has ever been better in anything else, frankly. Are you listening Rob?...Stay with us a little longer. I don't think it is much greener anywhere else." - Martin Sheen on Rob Lowe to stay on "The West Wing" US Weekly September 16, 2002

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